5 days in White Mountains Itinerary

5 days in White Mountains Itinerary

Created using Inspirock White Mountains trip planner
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Fly to Portland International Jetport, Drive to North Conway
North Conway
— 1 night
— 3 nights
Drive to Portland International Jetport, Fly to Washington


North Conway — 1 night

North Conway combines colonial New England architecture with outlet shops selling goods from some of the world's most recognizable brands, all set amid the scenery of the White Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): take in the dramatic scenery at Rocky Gorge, then hit the road with Mt. Washington Auto Road, and then admire the sheer force of Glen Ellis Falls. On your second day here, take in the dramatic scenery at Diana's Baths, then cruise along Kancamagus Highway, and then stop by Naked Bohemian.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the North Conway online journey maker.

Washington to North Conway is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Washington in July; daily highs in North Conway reach 78°F and lows reach 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Lincoln.
Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Parks · Nature
Side Trips

Lincoln — 3 nights

Stretching through the White Mountain National Forest, Lincoln welcomes hikers along the Appalachian Trail.
Change things up with a short trip to Santa's Village in Jefferson (about 48 minutes away). There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Flume Gorge, don't miss a visit to Ice Castles, get in on the family fun at Clark's Trading Post, and admire the majestic nature at Franconia Notch State Park.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Lincoln trip planner.

Traveling by car from North Conway to Lincoln takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in July, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can drive back home.
Parks · Theme Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Side Trips

White Mountains travel guide

Geologic Formations · Scenic Drive · Theme Parks
The vast White Mountains cover not only a quarter of New Hampshire, but also a good portion of western Maine. A popular holiday destination for hiking and camping throughout the year, this mountain range includes some of the most rugged terrain in New England. Most of the area is public land, with a number of state parks and a sprawling national forest. The range includes 48 peaks over 1,200 m (4,000 ft) tall, popularly known as the "four-thousand footers." Mount Washington stands out among these, at 1,917 m (6,288 ft), as the highest peak in the northeastern section of the United States. To explore the mountains while on vacation, you can park at the national forest's trailheads, but be sure to purchase a parking permit at any of the area's visitor centers first.